Review: Charlotte’s Web Hemp Extract Oil, Capsules, and Gummies
Today we are going to review three products by Charlotte’s Web:
As always our reviews are unpaid for and unbiased.
But First, a little about the company. Charlotte’s Web was one of the first CBD companies. They breed a high CBD low THC cultivar to help a young girl named Charlotte who was suffering from extreme epileptic seizures brought on by Dravet Syndrome. It was controversial at first giving such a young child cannabis – but proved to be extremely effective and essentially changed the CBD world.
While their story is beautiful and inspired many to try CBD for themselves – we tried not to let the story behind their company influence our review of the products. In fact, we were worried that since they have grown bigger, the products may have gone down in quality.
Here is what we learned:
Product: Charlotte’s Web Hemp Extract-Infused Gummies, SLEEP, 10mg, Raspberry Flavor
Let’s start with the sleep gummies. They are 10 milligrams a piece and they suggest that you take two. They are raspberry flavored using beet sugar.
Ingredients: Hemp Extract, Melatonin, Tapioca Syrup, Beet Sugar, Fructooligosaccharides (FOS), Water, Natural Flavors, MCT Oil, Pectin, Organic Fruit and Vegetable Juice (color), Less Than 1% of: Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate Dihydrate, Organic Sunflower Lecithin, Tapioca Starch.
Not too bad of a list. They have three grams of sugar per 2 gummies. 6g of Carbohydrates and 25 calories.
Taste: the taste is one of the best parts about these gummies. In fact, they taste so good it is hard to stop eating them – which could be a problem if you have little self-control.
Review: Casey Jones and Strawberry Sequoia both tried these over a period of about a month. We found that after taking even just one (recommended dose is 2), we fell asleep pretty much immediately. These became our go-to for falling asleep and we recommended them to many friends and family.
Our only issue with these is that while we fell asleep every time perfectly we might not sleep all the way through the night. That could be so many different factors other than the gummies though.
If you have trouble falling asleep, we would highly suggest these. These are one of the most effective CBD sleep products we have found so far.
Price: at $45 for 60 gummies the price does not seem too steep.
Product: Charlotte’s Web Original Formula Hemp Extract Tincture, Mint Chocolate Flavor, 50mg
Ingredients: Hemp Extract, Fractionated Coconut Oil, Organic Mint Chocolate Flavor Oil (organic Sunflower oil, natural flavors).
Taste: We are fans of mint chocolate, and this tincture doesn’t have a bad taste. But it still has the hashy-hemp flavor that most whole plant tinctures. We often washed it down with a sip of water.
Review: To start, dosing was a bit confusing. The dropper did not have lines on it. But one dropper full is supposed to be .5ml or 25-43mgs of hemp extract. Our dropper came broken and we couldn’t fix it so we were just swigging out of the bottle.
Because the dropper was broken, Strawberry Sequoia decided to take a big swig right from the bottle. This resulted in her feeling quite euphoric – bordering on outright high. The tincture is clearly effective, though no one should be drinking it from the bottle – it should be properly dosed and taken intentionally.
Price: $120 for 1500mg of CBD – also pretty standard or even low for the industry
Product: Hemp Extract Liquid Capsules, 25mg
Ingredients: Hemp Extract, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Vegetable Capsule
Can’t go wrong with an ingredient list like that! The Capsules have the least ingredients of all, making them a straightforward choice for anyone with unique dietary restrictions. Obviously, they do not have much of a taste as they are meant to be swallowed whole – though you could poke a hole in them with a needle and empty the oil onto food or directly into your mouth.
Review: Quite possibly the easiest way to consume CBD is capsule form. No need to try and find a flavor you like – just swallow! If you have trouble swallowing pills these would not be good, but otherwise it is our new favorite method.
Much like the tincture, we found these to be extremely effective. 1 capsule was calming, and 2 bordering a more euphoric feeling. Everyone’s endocannabinoid system is different – so this is purely our experience and we encourage you to test other products to see what works best for you.
Have you tried Charlotte’s Web Products? Let us know what you thought!
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